- Global Studies Major
- Social & Behavioral Sciences Major
- Psychology Major
What's a concentration?
In the belief that the social sciences all share a core body of research and theory, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Geography/GIS, History, Psychology, and Sociology are all considered part of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. The concentrations listed to the left will provide a brief outline with links to learning plans for each concentration.
How is a concentration different from a BA?
Students in SBS receive a Bachelors of Arts in the Social and Behavioral Sciences along with a concentration in their field. For example there is no BA in Geography, but a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Geography (which is reflected in your degree and printed on your diploma).
Why have concentrations?
Graduates of SBS, while focusing on their chosen fields, all receive a broad understanding of social theory and methods which in turn informs their current and future research. For example, an Economics student might draw upon historical methods to find economic data or discuss the history of their research question. A psychology student might find some sociological survey methods appropriate. Archaeologists are constantly needing both regional and local mapping systems that are found in the field of geography. All SBS students learn a little of each field, enabling them to stretch the boundaries of their discipline.